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Tuition Fees: International Students

To help you estimate your annual tuition fees and costs, set out below are the approximate fees and other costs you are likely to incur if you are enrolled in one year of full-time study (120 points).

Your tuition fees are calculated on a per-paper basis. You will enrol in a number of papers during each year of study. These can be found in the Catalogue of Papers. Each paper has a set fee based on the degree area and the level of the paper. You only pay for the papers which you choose to take. If you know the papers that you wish to study, you can use the Fees Calculator to work out the total cost for your programme of study. There are also additional fees that students are required to pay for university services.


Pre-degree programmes


The following approximate annual tuition fees are based on 120 points (full-time study) for study in 2016.

Programme Tuition fee ($NZ)
Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies $19,650
Certificate of University Preparation $9,825

Undergraduate programmes


Undergraduate Certificate, Bachelor Degree, 1-year Graduate Diploma

The following approximate annual tuition fees are based on 120 points (full-time study) for study in 2016. Your offer letter will give the specific fees.

Degree area Tuition fee ($NZ)
1-year full-time
Arts and Social Sciences $22,560
Computer Graphic Design $27,160
Computer Science $27,160
Education $22,125
Engineering $31,390
Geography, Music, Psychology $28,610
Law $26,375
Management $25,110
Māori & Pacific Development $22,125
Maths, Statistics $27,160
Science $28,815
Sport & Leisure Studies $22,125
Teaching Training $25,950
Tourism $25,115

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Use the Fees Calculator to work out the tuition fees for the papers you are selecting for your programme of study.



Postgraduate programmes


The following approximate annual tuition fees are based on 120 points (full-time study) for study in 2016. Your offer letter will give the specific fees.

Bachelor (Honours), 1-year Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree, Masters Thesis

Degree area Tuition fee ($NZ)
1-year full-time
Arts and Social Sciences $27,555
Computer Science $30,180
Education, Centre Science & Technology Education $27,015
Engineering (Postgraduate) $34,430
Engineering (Masters Thesis) $33,310
Geography, Music, Psychology $31,185
Law $28,760
Management $26,365
Māori & Pacific Development $27,020
Mathematics and Statistics $27,855
Science $32,120
Tourism $26,365

Below are some examples for working out the indicate tuition fees for your programme of study. For more accurate costs, use the Fees Calculator to work out the tuition fees for the papers you are selecting for your programme of study.

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Research programmes


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The following approximate annual tuition fees are based on 120 points (full-time study) for study in 2016. Your offer letter will give the specific fees.

All new international PhD students, studying full-time, may be eligible to pay domestic New Zealand annual tuition fees. arrow show

Degree area Tuition fee ($NZ)
1-year full-time
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences $5,784
Business, Accountancy, Management $5,904
Computer Science $6,143
Education $5,784
Engineering, Technology $6,143
Fine Arts, Music & Performing Arts $6,143
Law $5,904
Science $6,143

Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Education (EdD)

Degree area Tuition fee ($NZ)
1-year full-time
Arts and Social Sciences $29,920
Computer Science $35,855
Education $29,350
Engineering $36,610
Geography, Music, Psychology $34,825
Law $30,755
Management $27,840
Māori & Pacific Development $29,350
Mathematics, Statistics $35,855
Science $34,370
Tourism $27,840


Other International programmes


Study abroad fees (Individual paper credits IPC)

(For a maximum of 70 points per semester)

  Tuition fee ($NZ)
All undergraduate courses (1 semester enrolment) $12,360
All undergraduate courses (1 academic year (2 semester) enrolment) $24,720

English Language Study, IELTS Testing, English Teacher Training, Groups

Programme Tuition fee ($NZ)
Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) - one block (10 weeks) $4950
General English (part-time) 10 hours per week - (min 3 weeks enrolment) $330
General English (full-time) 23 hours per week - (min 3 weeks enrolment) $450
Cambridge RSA/CELTA - 1 month full-time NZ $3300


Corporate & Executive Education programmes


Programme fees through the Centre of Corporate & Executive Education are structured differently to other programmes at the University. Fees are inclusive of all papers and other study costs. There are still additional fees for these programmes.

Programme Tuition fee ($NZ)
MBM $29,900


Additional fees


Non-tuition related fees and costs ($NZ)
1-year full-time
Student Services Levy $430
Building Levy $24.80
Travel/medical insurance $590
Textbooks and stationery (estimated $500 per semester) $1000
Cost of living (estimated accommodation and food for one person) $15,000

Other fees and charges

  ($NZ)
Halls accommodation deposit $500
Under 18 designated caregiver assessment $200
Non-refundable homestay application $275
Homestay fees per week (min 4 weeks) $259
Airport pickup $90
Student permit renewal (per application) $175
Immigration paper applications assistance fee (per application) $70
Credit assessment prior to application $100
Bank fee (charged when applicable) $25

International students refund administration charge:
International students who withdraw their application or their enrolment before the start date of their programme will receive a 100 percent refund of pre-paid tuition fees less a $500 Administration Fee. Students who withdraw their application or their enrolment after the start date of their programme but during the period for deletion of papers (refer to Clause 12 of the Change of Enrolment Regulations), will receive a 100 percent refund of pre-paid tuition fees less a $2000 Administration Fee.

Please note: Students who enrol in more than 120 points will pay additional tuition fees.

All fees are quoted in New Zealand Dollars ($NZ) and include New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST). Tuition fees are set annually by the University. Fees are subject to change.

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